FAQs

New to CBD? Want to know more about our bites? Check out our FAQ below or send us an email with your question to hello@altagoods.com.

What is full-spectrum hemp extract?

Full-spectrum hemp extract is oil that not only includes CBD, but also a full range of cannabinoids and other phytonutrients (science speak for plant nutrients) from the hemp plant, as opposed to isolated compounds. CBD is one the main components, and the most prevalent cannabinoid, of full-spectrum hemp oil.

What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is a non-intoxicating compound that’s found in the hemp plant, along with a bunch of other cannabinoids and plant nutrients. Research has shown CBD can play a positive role in a wide variety of health and wellness applications. It’s important to only use CBD from reputable farms, which is why we source ours from Vermont farmers who use organic and regenerative farming practices. All Alta products contain 0.3% THC or less.

Will hemp extract make me feel high?

No. CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid. By law, hemp extract must have less than 0.3% THC, the stuff that makes you high. Specifically, our bites do not have detectible levels of THC. We have each batch tested by a third party lab so you can be confident in what you are eating (visit our Test Results page!)

In other words, Alta Bites will not make you high.

How is our hemp oil extracted?

Our full-spectrum hemp oil is extracted using supercritical CO2 extraction. This is a fancy way of saying that our oil is extracted cleanly using CO2 and without the use of dangerous solvents like hexane that might leave residual amounts in the product. We use CO2 extraction so you get a product you can trust.

Is CBD legal?

Yes! The 2018 Farm Bill ensured that hemp was no longer considered a controlled substance, and is now considered an agricultural commodity.

What health benefits come from CBD?

While the FDA does not allow us to make any health claims, many people use CBD as part of their wellness lifestyle*. We're not allowed to give you links to go to, but we can, and will, encourage you do some sleuthing of your own!

[* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.]

How much should I eat?

Everybody, and every body, is different and needs different things. That said, if you’re new to hemp extract and CBD, we recommend starting with one, 20mg, bite and seeing how you feel. You can adjust your intake as you go. Some days you may want less, or more! Just make sure you give your body time to digest before making a decision.

When is a good time to eat Alta Bites?

Whether you are taking a break during a busy day, pairing it with a cup of tea, refueling after a hard workout, or unwinding after a long day, any time is a great time to eat an Alta Bite. Keep a few bites in your purse, gym bag, computer bag, or at your desk at work!

Are Alta bites organic?

Alta bites use all organic ingredients, when possible (salts and other minerals don't have organic certifications!). Our full-spectrum hemp extract is certified organic by the Northeast Organic Farmers Association (NOFA). We're currently working on getting the USDA organic certification. Stay tuned!

Are Alta bites gluten-free, vegan?

Our founder is gluten intolerant, so Alta bites do not contain any ingredients that naturally contain gluten. However, we do not currently manufacture in a certified gluten free facility, so cross contamination may occur. Except for people with Celiac disease, this isn't an issue. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about gluten or other allergens.

We only use honey in our Sesame & Honey bites. Our Rosemary & Fig and Turmeric & Ginger bites are vegan!

Where does Alta source its full-spectrum hemp extract?

Alta sources hemp extract from an organic hemp farm in beautiful Vermont. The farm, and its operations, is certified organic by the Northeast Farming Association (NOFA). Our farmers take pride in their organic and regenerative farming practices, which work to continuously enrich their farmland and yield healthy plants which leads to the highest quality extracts.

What does “third-party tested” mean?

Quality and transparency are important to us. We use an independent lab to test and publish the CBD quality and potency of each batch we make so you can be confident in our products. See our Test Results page for up-to-date test results.

Where can I buy Alta bites?

Alta bites are available on our website and at a variety wellness-focused retailers. 

Additional questions or comments? Please feel free to send an email to hello@altagoods.com or fill out the form below.